SNEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Salisbury University track & field program concluded its weekend at the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships as both the men's and women's teams finished second overall.
Colleen Howard earned the Sea Gulls' fourth victory of the weekend as the freshman won the title in the high jump with a mark of 5' 3.25."
The women's 4x100-meter relay team of Alicia Meier, Glory Ebinama, Jamie Farley, and Ashley Luton earned the fifth victory of the weekend for the maroon and gold as the team clocked a top time of 48.75 seconds to take home the title.
Allison Keller took home a sixth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run, clocking in at a time of 4:54.55.
A flock of Sea Gulls finished second through fourth in the 400-meter dash, led by Farley, who set a new meet record with a time of 56.46 seconds, which broke the previous record of 56.70 seconds set in 2018 by Erin Andrewlevich from the University of Mary Washington. Teammates Caitlyn Rishell and Meier placed third and fourth, respectively, with times of 58.66 seconds and 59.33 seconds.
In the 100-meter dash Ebinama and Luton finished second and fifth, respectively, as they posted times of 12.56 seconds and 12.93 seconds.
Three Sea Gulls finished in the top four in the 800-meter run as Shea McCloskey took home the sixth victory of the weekend, crossing the finish line in a time of 2:17.71 to edge out younger sister Alyssa McCloskey, who finished second with a time of 2:17.98. Juliana Ancalmo rounded out the trio with a time of 2:21.34 to place fourth.
T'Aira Hairston earned a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles as she came home in a time of 1:06.01.
In the 200-meter dash final, Farley set another record en route to a second-place finish, clocking a time of 25.06 seconds. The time breaks the previous mark of 25.08 seconds, which had been achieved twice back in 2014 and 2015 by Leah Richardson from Christopher Newport University and Elizsha Streeter from Wesley College. Teammates Rishell and Ebinama placed third and fifth, respectively, with times of 25.58 seconds and 26.35 seconds, while Luton finished seventh with a time of 26.49 seconds.
Sydney Ruckel earned the maroon and gold's seventh victory of the championships as she ran to the win in the 5,000-meter run, coming home in a time of 19:05.10.
The women's 4x400-meter relay team set a new meet and school record as they ran to victory in the event. The team of Hairston, Farley, Meier, and Rishell posted a new record time of 3:51.88 to break the previous meet record 3:55.45, which was set back in 2019 by the Wesley College relay team.
Michael Millemann earned the ninth Salisbury victory of the championships as he took home top honors in the javelin with a throw of 179' 11."
In the men's long jump, Jeffrey McInnis and Chris Leby finished back-to-back in the event with finishes of third and fourth, respectively. McInnis posted a jump of 21' 4.25" while Leby had a mark of 20' 11.75."
In the track events, Ethan Gray got the maroon and gold off to a solid start with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase behind a time of 10:00.98.
The men's 4x100-meter relay team garnered top honors and claimed the Sea Gulls' tenth victory of the championships. The combination of Justin Williams, Mickey Van Gieson, Alex Hardman, and McInnis came home in 41.51 seconds to take home the top finish.
Four Sea Gulls turned in solid efforts in the 400-meter dash as Van Gieson paced the group with a second-place finish as he clocked in with a time of 48.62 seconds. Hardman finished third overall while Ethan Binnix placed fourth behind marks of 49.08 seconds and 49.09 seconds. Isaiah Myers rounded out the group with a seventh-place finish, coming home in a time of 50.75 seconds.
In the men's 100-meter dash, McInnis and Williams placed second and third as McInnis came home in a time of 11.03 seconds while Williams clocked in with a mark of 11.19 seconds.
Porquin also picked up a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.06.
In the 200-meter dash, McInnis, Hardman, and Van Gieson placed second through fourth with times of 22.16, 22.17, and 22.53 seconds, respectively. Williams rounded out the group with a seventh-place finish as he came home in 22.96 seconds.
Conner Masteran earned a second-place finish in the 5,000-meter run as he clocked a time of 15:14.55 in the event.
The men's 4x400-meter relay team claimed the final victory of the championships as the team of Hardman, Van Gieson, Myers, and Binnix ran to the win behind a time of 3:17.67.
Salisbury returns to action on Monday, May 13 when it competes in the SWAT Last Chance Meet hosted by Swarthmore College beginning at 4 p.m.